I don’t know how to accurately express the amount of thanks and gratitude I have for everyone. Not only was I overwhelmed with a sea of text messages and wall posts, but I honestly had one of the bet days ever. Yes, I have successfully made it to 23 years old, and there is no doubt in my mind that this is going to be the best year yet. Why? I am making it that way. I look around, and as I scroll through the contact list in my phone, I realize I have surrounded myself with people who all have unbelievably big hearts. They all are unique in their own way, but the one thing they have in common is they care about me as much as I care about them. I couldn’t be more thankful.
The best gift I ever received? Nothing. Because I realize that to just be around the people I love and care about is the most important thing in my life. Happiness is shared. I appreciate everything that has been given to me, but I have a much deeper appreciation for the gift of heart and company. Today was fully represented by that truth. I feel like the best gift you can ever give someone is the gift of nothing. Because possessions don’t guarantee happiness…but all the love in the world can.
I don’t really have too much else to say today. We are about to go out and continue celebrating, but I needed to write this because I am so completely overcome with happiness and emotion that I needed to spit this out. So to everyone that reads this blog, thank you. I know along the way some of you have made yourself known to me and have reached out in person and over other means of communications, and I wanted to say thank you for doing that too. It completely baffles me (in a good/honored way) when people come up to me and tell me what they think of my writing. I am so grateful to hear what each and every one of you are getting from this every day, and really want to have people continue to reach out and contact me. So in sport of a new year, I am responding to everyone’s comments from here on and throwing my email out there (firstname.lastname@example.org). I would love to hear from people more and really get into it deep with some about whats going on with them. There have been a few times in my life where I have had teachers, mentors, friends really sit down with me and dig deep. I would love to return the favor.
I picked the song because the love I have in me will never die…and I make it my goal each and every day for those around me to feel it.